Thursday, March 31, 2022

Dog hit on Hwy 4

    March 31, 2022 at 3:40 PM:  A dog has been hit on Hwy 4 in Vallecito and the traffic is so bad the owner can't get to it.

   CHP has been requested to assist so the owner can get their dog off the highway. 

Three vehicle collision in San Andreas

    March 31, 2022 at 2:40 PM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Poole Station Road in San Andreas.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Calaveras County Fair looking for GREAT BURGER CHEF!!

    The County Fair is looking for someone to sell great food out of the Ranch House on the Fairgrounds during the 2022 Fair in May.

   If you are interested, call the Fair office at 209-736-2561. 

Martin Huberty replies to new questions from readers..

    Martin Huberty, candidate for District 3 Supervisor in Calaveras County, has been answering all of our questions within 24 hours of our sending them to him.

   Here are the recent answers he gave:

   Q:  What experience have you had with large budgets?

    A:  Currently, I manage the budget of the

Still no response from the other candidate, Muetterties...

    We still have had absolutely no response from the 2nd candidate in the Calaveras Supervisor District

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Time to enter destruction derby

   The destruction derby is one of the most popular events in the Calaveras County Fair.

   If you want to participate in this years derby, go to and fill out the entry form.

Bruce Willis leaving acting???

    It was just announced by his family that Bruce Willis is stepping away from acting.

    He has been diagnosed with Aphasia Frontotemporal Dementia.

Thank you for submitting questions for our District 3 candidates

    March 30, 2022: Later today we will be sending emails to the two District 3 candidates for Supervisor in Calaveras County.

    We had a lot

Collision on Hwy 26

   UPDATE:  Injuries are indicated to be minor in this rollover.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Collision in Arnold

    March 29, 2022 at 1:35 PM:  A white Jeep reportedly struck a cinder block wall on Cypress Point Drive in Arnold.

   It isn't known if there are injuries.


Collision in Double Springs

   March 29, 2022 at 12:55 PM:  A collision has been reported on Double Springs Road at Hwy 12 in Double Springs.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. 

Sue the kitty needs a home


Sue is a special kitty you can visit at the Calaveras
Animal Shelter in San Andreas

Motorcyclist struck twice on Hwy 99

    March 29, 2022 at 8:20 AM:  A motorcyclist reportedly collided with a car on

Monday, March 28, 2022

Arrest in West Point

    On March 27, 2022 around 3:30 PM Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested David Lee Foster (41) on Hwy 26 in West Point.

   Foster was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening a crim with intent to terrorize, a felony and Exhibiting a firearm in a threatening manner, a misdemeanor.

Chains required on Hwy 4

    March 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 at Cottage Springs this morning.

   Drive carefully if going up the mountain to play in the snow.

Collision on Hwy 4

    March 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Stallion Way just below Angels Camp.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. A tow truck is responding. It is not blocking the roadway.

Big slap at OSCARS

    After a bald joke about Will Smith's wife Jada goes badly, Smith got up, went up on the stage and slapped Chris Rock hard across the face.

   He told Rock not to use his wife in his jokes. She has a disease that causes her to lose her hair. A few minutes later, Smith won the Oscar for best actor. Rock has not pressed charges. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Fire in West Point

   UPDATE:  Fire is under control. Additional engines have

Collision in Wallace

    March 26, 2022 at 9:15 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 12 in Wallace.

    Emergency personnel are responding. No injuries are known.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Against Tom McClintock??


Can Dr. Kermit Jones beat McClintock for Congress????
We hope so!! 

Forest Meadows Golf Course SOLD!!!

    We just learned that the Forest Meadows Golf Course, which has been closed down for years,

Questions for candidates??

    If you have a question you would like to ask of the District 3 Supervisor candidates, we are comprising a new list to ask them.

   E-mail them to or post a comment after this post.  

Calaveras County Fair hiring clerk

    The Calaveras County Fair is hiring a seasonal clerk. Call Laurie Giannini for information.

   The office number is 209-736-2561.

Huberty get together at the Bistro Expresso

Election is not far off. Get to know
where the candidates stand on
the issues important to you.
    On April 1, 2022 Martin Huberty will hold a meet and greet get together at the Bistro Expresso in Arnold from 9 to 10 AM.

   He welcomes residents to come and chat him up about issues and find out how he plans to work for District 3.

Bear Valley Music Festival


Alexander Mickelthwate is the new music
director of the Bear Valley Music Festival

Big rig on fire on Hwy 12

    March 25, 2022 at 6:30 AM:  A big rig has been reported on fire on Hwy 12 at Lime Creek Road in Valley Springs.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. The driver is out of the semi.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Traffic collision in Plymouth

    UPDATE: Per CHP no injuries occurred in this collision.

Head-on collision in Acampo

    March 24, 2022 at 8:30 AM:  A head-on collision has been reported on Peltier Road at Bender Road in Acampo.

   Major injuries have been indicated. An ambulance is responding.

We apologize....

    We want to apologize to those who make comments on the website. Because we moderate all comments (we never allow just anything to be posted like some do) it may take

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Collision in San Andreas

    March 23, 2022 at 4 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 49 in San Andreas.

    An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Girl with arm stuck in game????

    March 23, 2022 at 3:10 PM:  Medics were called to the Pizza Factory in Valley Springs due to a report that a girl has her arm stuck inside a game there.

   Local fire crews are responding to the scene.

Parker needs a home


You can visit him at the Calaveras Animal Shelter 
in San Andreas

Structure fire reported at Forest Meadows

    UPDATE:  This fire has been contained.

Madeline Albright dies


First woman Secretary of State under Clinton, 
Madeline Albright died today at the age of 84.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

House fire in Arnold

  UPDATE:  The fire is now under control.

  UPDATE:  Residents state they made no 911 call. Power lines are apparently down in the area of this fire.

Supervisor District 3 candidate Martin Huberty

      These are Martin Huberty's response to our questions:

     Q: Is he satisfied with SNOW REMOVAL in his district?  And where does he think we can get

No response from the other candidate

      Sadly, the other candidate for Calaveras Supervisor District 3 did not respond

Aggravated assault arrest in San Andreas

   On March 15, 2022 at approximately 11:50 AM Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Zachary Joseph Anglin (35) on St. Charles Street in San Andreas.

   Anglin was booked

Monday, March 21, 2022

Huberty responds to questions, still waiting for Muetterties

    We want to thank Martin Huberty for getting back to us so quickly and answering all the questions we had

Where does Lisa Muetterties stand?

    We basically asked the other candidate for Calaveras District 3 Supervisor Lisa Muetterties the same questions we asked Martin Huberty.

   We will also publish her responses to the questions when we receive them.

Where does Martin Huberty stand???

    We have questions for the Calaveras District 3 Supervisor candidates. Where does Martin Huberty stand on....

   Is he

Collision during Firearm pursuit

    March 21, 2022 at 8:25 AM:  A car was reportedly run off the road at Winton Road and Lily Gap Road in West Point during a Calaveras Sheriff's Office

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Protests and demonstrations all over the world

     Protest signs like this one are seen all around the world as people are horrified by what Putin is doing to Ukraine.

March 20 First Day of Spring


Three vehicle collision on Hwy 88

    UPDATE:  Two other collisions have been reported a couple of miles below this one. Roadway must

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Vehicle rollover in Copperopolis

   March 19, 2022 at 4:15 PM:  A vehicle has rolled over onto its roof on Black Creek Drive at Feather Drive in Copperopolis.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene. 

Grass fire in Burson

    UPDATE:  The fire department says these are large burn piles.

Collision on Obyrnes Ferry Road

    March 19, 2022 at 12:25 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Obyrnes Ferry Road at Old Obyrnes Ferry Road near Lake Tulloch.

   It isn't known if there are injuries, but one vehicle is smoking, so the fire department is responding.

Caltrans FINALLY realigning Hwy 4??

    On March 18, 2022 the Stockton office of Caltrans announced that after at least 10 years of planning,

Raining on Irish Day

    Today, March 19, 2022 is the Irish Day event in Murphys. Looks like it may get a little wet.

   Be cautious driving as the roads are a bit slick from over a month without rain.

Cow out on Hwy 4

    March 19, 2022 at 10:15 AM:  A cow is reportedly out on Hwy 4 at Broad View in Murphys.

   The owner has been notified and will respond. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

13 year old boy driving truck

    The head-on collision that occurred in a fiery disaster in West Texas was apparently caused

Black cow on Stevenot Bridge

    March 17, 2022 at 7:55 AM:  A large black cow has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road and on the Stevenot Bridge.

   Be extra cautious if headed that way until CHP can clear the roadway.

Collision on Hwy 4

    March 17, 2022 at 7:45 AM:  A white flatbed truck has reportedly collided with a motorhome on Hwy 4 at Horseshoe Drive in Hathaway Pines.

   When CHP arrived they felt the vehicles had been dumped there, abandoned. No one was around.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

First Friday concerts in Copperopolis

    Beginning April 1, 2022 the Copperopolis Community Center will present the start to the First Friday Concert Series.

   Every Friday from 6:30 PM to 11 PM at the Armory in downtown a different group will perform.  Hired Gunn will be the first one. Go to for more information.

Electric wheelchair on Hwy 49

    March 16, 2022 at 12:15 PM:  An electric wheelchair has been reported driving on Hwy 49 in San Andreas.

   CHP is responding to the area.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

You should adopt Sadie....


You can visit sweet Sadie at the Calaveras Animal
Shelter in San Andreas

Calaveras Sheriff seizes over $11 million in illegal pot plants

     While growing marijuana is legal now, in approximately 4 weeks time already this year (2022), the Calaveras Sheriff's Office has discovered and seized over $11 million in illegal pot plants.

   They were discovered in various areas of the county.  Elimination of these plants actually aids the legal marijuana farmers, who often have to compete with the illegal grows.

Marriage licenses in Calaveras County

    Some of those who received marriage licenses in Calaveras County in February of 2022 are:

    Paige Courtney

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Collision in Columbia

    March 15, 2022 at 10:55 AM:  A pickup reportedly struck a Lincoln Town Car on Parrotts Ferry Road in front of the Columbia Frosty in Columbia.

   No injuries are indicated.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Calaveras Sheriff hring


Vehicle vs. brick wall in White Pines

    UPDATE:  It now is being reported that the Calaveras Sheriff's Office is out with a suspect

CHP releases name of deceased motorcyclist

     On March 6, 2022 a man driving a Harley Davidson was being chased by a CHP officer crashed head-on into another vehicle in Vallecito.

   The name of the motorcycle rider has now been released; it was Spencer Roark (27) of Escalon. The use of alcohol/drugs in the collision is under investigation.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Metal spilled on Hwy 4

    March 13, 2022 at 1:50 PM:  Sheet metal has been spilled on Hwy 4 near Poole Station Road outside Angels Camp.

   Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Collision in Jenny Lind

    March 13, 2022 at 1:15 PM:  A collision has been reported on Stabulis Road in Jenny Lind.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Overturned car in Valley Springs

    March 13, 2022 at 1:05 PM:  An overturned car has been reported on Gold Hill Drive in Valley Springs.

   A tow truck is responding, along with an ambulance.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Fire reported in Sonora

    March 12, 2022 at 1:15 PM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on Sunshine Hill Road just outside Sonora.

  Several engines are responding to the scene. 

Mr. BigPot loses again!!!

Come on and have a beer!
Who needs pot anyway???
    At the March 8, 2022 Calaveras Supervisors meeting, the infamous Mr. BigPot (Bill

Cat tortured and killed in Copperopolis

    According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, on March 10, 2022, they became aware

Friday, March 11, 2022

Three car crash in Murphys

    March 11, 2022 at 4:20 pm:  A three car collision has been reported on Big Trees Road at Tom Bell Road in Murphys.

    An ambulance is responding. The roadway is blocked.

Rollover on Hwy 88

   March 11, 2022 at 11:20 AM:  A rollover has been reported on Hwy 88 at Aquaduct Grove Road in Pine Grove.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Big rig into railing

    March 11, 2022 at 11 AM:  A big rig reportedly struck the railing on Obyrnes Ferry Road in Jamestown.

   It isn't known if there are injuries.  CHP is at the scene.

Box truck runs off Hwy 88

    March 11, 2022 at 9:40 AM:  A box truck reportedly ran off Hwy 88 near Ham's Station.

   It isn't known if there are any injuries. A tow truck is responding.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Big rig loses load in Clements

    March 8, 2022 at 12:15 PM:  A big rig has lost its load at Hwy 88 and Liberty Road in Clements.

   CHP is at the scene. A tow truck has been called. We aren't informed as to what was in the load, but the trouble occurred in that roundabout.  Be cautious if in that area.

International Women's Day

    A big thank you to Calaveras Supervisor and Chair Amanda Folendorf, for the shoutout to all the women around the world who have worked to make it a better place.

    She is a good example, along with Supervisor Callaway, for making our county a better place.

Dear Sierra Sentinel: CalFire

    Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    I just read that the Governor appointed a new CalFire chief over the state.

   I was shocked to learn

Calaveras County marriage licenses

    Some of those who received marriage licenses in Calaveras County in February of 2022 are:

   Cameron Michael

Martin Huberty guest at Calaveras Democrat meeting tonight

    The monthly meeting of the Calaveras Democratic Party will be held tonight at 5:30 PM. It will be an

Molly needs a home


Visit Molly at the Calaveras Animal Services in San Andreas

Motorcycle rider dies in CHP chase

  :On March 6, 2022 around 6:25 PM and CHP officer in Murphys observed a 2021 Harley Davidson

What is a neo-fascist?

    Just so our readers understand the most recent letter to the editor, we should explain what a neo-fascist is defined as being.

   Neo-fascism is a post WWII ideology meaning new fascists; ultra

Editor: Neo-fascist Republican Party?

    Dear Editor:

   We have all watched Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine in horror.  The amount of human

Monday, March 7, 2022

Fire in Pine Grove

    March 7, 2022 at 4:30 PM:  A huge fire has been reported on Hwy 88 at Irishtown Road in Pine Grove.

   Several engine crews are responding to the scene.

Homeless male on Hwy 49

    March 7, 2022 at 4 PM:  A homeless male has been reported on Hwy 49 at Gun Club Road outside Angels Camp.

   Drive extra carefully until CHP can clear the roadway.



The Sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Collision on Hwy 108

    March 6, 2022 at 11:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 at Dodge Ridge turnoff.

   An ambulance is responding. It is not blocking the roadway.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Vehicle into ditch in Copperopolis

    March 5, 2022 at 3:10 PM:  A vehicle has run off of Hwy 4 at Hodson Road and into a ditch in Copperopolis.

   Minor injuries are indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Collision in Arnold

    March 5, 2022 at 9 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Beatrice Drive in Arnold.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Chains required on Hwy 4

    March 5, 2022 at 8:15 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 at Forest Meadows this morning.

   Drive extra carefully if headed for the mountains. Powder should be super at Bear Valley today.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Caltrans blows up boulder

    This giant boulder fell onto Hwy 50 yesterday and Caltrans had to figure out a way to move it.

   They finally blew it up today and the roadway is now clear.

Proven FAILURE of leadership in District 3???

   We don't quite understand how Lisa Muetterties can call herself proven leadership for Calaveras County District 3, when SHE was one

Lindsay Graham says what???

    Overnight Senator Lindsay Graham, fed up with what is happening in Ukraine said "someone in Russia should TAKE PUTIN OUT!

   We wonder what Trump thinks of Graham saying that about his BFF? 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Minivan rollover in Clements

    March 3, 2022 at 11:30 AM:  A minivan has reportedly rolled over and down an embankment on Liberty Rd and Ranchero Road in Clements.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Collision on Hwy 26

    March 1, 2022 at 12 Noon:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Shelley Road below Jenny Lind.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Miss Calaveras deadline tomorrow March 2

    If you want to run for Miss Calaveras 2022, you are coming up against the deadline.

    Tomorrow, March 2, 2022 is the last day to apply for the contest.  Call the fair office for details or go to